Getting your teenager to get off the phone or to stop playing video games can sometimes be a challenge. Especially when school is out for summer.
Planet Fitness, one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers in the U.S., is inviting high school teenagers to work out for free this summer.
Anyone between the age of 15 and 18 is able to work out for free at any of the more than 1,700 Planet Fitness locations throughout the United States from May 15 through September 1 as part of the nationwide Teen Summer Challenge initiative.
Free fitness classes specifically for teenagers will also be available.
“We want to give teens across the United States the chance to stay active when school is out – a time when they may not otherwise have access to organized fitness or athletic programs, which is why we’re offering a safe space to exercise for free and spend time with their friends all summer long,” said Chris Rondeau, Chief Executive Officer at Planet Fitness.
According to a national study by Planet Fitness, teens are more health-conscious than ever before, seeing exercise as not only a way to be in shape, but believing that – among those who work out already – it positively impacts their mental health (72 percent) and focus on schoolwork (47 percent).